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03/19/2021 at 9:19am EDT

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from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Steve Yzerman made several low-risk moves during his first year as Detroit Red Wings general manager, seeking undervalued players whose careers had stalled without relinquishing much.

His acquisition of Robby Fabbri has been by far the most fruitful. The Red Wings acquired a skilled player who has provided much-needed offense. Fabbri went from the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues to what was the worst team in the NHL last season but has benefited from the opportunity he wouldn’t have received with his former club.

Fabbri, playing on the top line with Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha the past several games, scored all three goals Thursday in Detroit’s 3-2 victory over Dallas.

It was his second career hat trick – his first since Dec. 28, 2016, when he played for the Blues – and gives him a team-leading nine goals in only 22 games.

“He competes hard, he can score,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “Very first day we got him he showed us he can score on one shot. Some guys need tons of shots to score, some guys have the ability to score on one shot. He does it different ways. And he brings a good edge and competes hard. When Robby is playing his best, he’s super-competitive.”


from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

The Detroit Red Wings are having fun, their hard work finally paying off with good results.

They are poised to build what would be their first three-game winning streak of the season when they host the Dallas Stars on Saturday, buoyed by a sizzling line. Robby Fabbri, Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha combined for five points in Thursday’s 3-2 victory over the Stars, part of a recent productive stretch.

“We’re really close off the ice and we’re trying to convert that onto the ice,” Fabbri said. “That starts with work ethic and being predictable to each other, and that comes with playing games together and getting used to each other.

"We are clicking and having fun right now and that’s the biggest thing.”

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